account arrowhead-down arrowhead-up mobile-menu search sm-bold-x x-skinny-rounded x-skinny arrowhead-right social-facebook social-googleplus social-instagram social-linkedin social-pinterest social-qzone social-renren social-tencent social-twitter social-vkontakt social-weibo social-youku social-youtube

Please help us improve our website

Take our customer survey to evaluate your visit.

It should only take a few minutes to answer five quick questions. Just click the Launch survey button at the end of your visit to begin.

cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Accepted Solutions makes a difference!

Did you know that by clicking the Accept as Solution button You will help other people visiting the community to find their answer? Learn more.

Psst - What do you think about our community? Take a moment and share your thoughts around this community by doing this short survey.

poor battery life on xperia sola

SOLVED
One time poster
Message 11 of 96
1,346 Views
Message 11 of 96

Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

I agree, the Live Wallpaper is a power hungry "app". Use a classic wallpaper.

Unregistered user
Not applicable
Message 12 of 96
1,346 Views
Message 12 of 96

Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

I did some research and found out the linux suspend thread is using all the cpu, using all the cpu thus using all the battery.

There seem to be numerous issues on the internet but none provide a decent anwser. Following whole thread to increase battery life is not an option, it is a kernel bug and should be fixed. I'm looking to the sony service center for this one. How can I contact them?

One time poster
Message 13 of 96
1,346 Views
Message 13 of 96

Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

I guess a software update will fix this bug.

One time poster
Message 14 of 96
1,346 Views
Message 14 of 96

Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

I noticed strange thing - when my Sola is fully charged, battery voltage is 4202mV =>100%, and fully discharged at 3212mV => 0%. Thing is that at 50% battery voltage is 3775mV, 40%=3760mV, 30%=3740%, 20%=3710mV and 10%=3600mV.

And phone is automatically turned off only at 3212mV.

So, my question/theory is that eater my phone is miscalibrated, or Sony won’t me to start charging my phone at 40% of real capacity - to prolong battery life...

Highlighted
One time poster
Message 15 of 96
1,346 Views
Message 15 of 96

Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

Have you tried a Repair with PC Companion and a factory reset ? I'm thinking that If it is a bug, it should appear on all the units using the same hardware revision and software , and a clean install of the OS should fix the glich because the majority of users don't have this problem.

In your case i'm thinking that there are 3 options :

1) battery problem ( bad manufacturing process )

2) OS bug

3) An app that's keeping your OS busy and it's not showing in the battery usage app.

Visitor
Message 16 of 96
1,346 Views
Message 16 of 96

Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

I'm also sufffering battery drain.

I re-installed the phone using PCC, no dice. "Android System" still dry the battery.

3G is offf when i don't use it, screen at half luminosity, and my battery goes faster than some using 3g and the screen at full power... Slightly frowning Face

Help !!!

Unregistered user
Not applicable
Message 17 of 96
1,346 Views
Message 17 of 96

Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

There seems to be a battery drain bug in the Xperia Sola caused by WIFI. A Dutch website discovered this. I also have a Sola and if you switch off WIFI (only turn in on when you use it) it makes a difference. I get quite good battery life with mine!

I suppose the bug will be fixed soon.

Addition: Things like Bluetooth, GPS, Floating touch, BRAVIA engine etc really don't matter, since they only use power when they are actually used. I have them all on all the time. Of course when you really never use things like BT you might as well turn them off, but otherwise, don't bother.

Visitor
Message 18 of 96
1,346 Views
Message 18 of 96

Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

""  If you still see a too huge drain on the battery, then try to remove the microSDHC-card overnight, to see if this is where power goes.""

Ah, now that's an intersting idea. The SD would be one of the "differance" I have.

Visitor
Message 19 of 96
1,346 Views
Message 19 of 96

Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

SD removed, no more battery drain.

That's a start. Now i need some more test.

Unregistered user
Not applicable
Message 20 of 96
1,346 Views
Message 20 of 96

Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

Are you kidding me ? SD card drains too much battery over night ?